Sunday, April 23, 2006
Second Oxford Sketch
Oxford is still a predominantly rural community. Farms of all types -- tobacco (though those are slowly disappearing), cattle, grains, and more all add to the bucolic feeling of the community I love.
Charles was determined to find a tobacco barn for me to sketch -- those being so indicative of the industry that contributed relative wealth to this county. We have a few remaining -- many of those covered with vines and shrubs, others on private property that we simply could NOT get a decent angle to even photograph.
We decided though, that since there is a plethera of all types of barns, that THOSE too were symbolic of Oxford.
While my allergic tablet began to work, I sketched this barn from a photo I took this afternoon and then added watercolor. Charles loved it! (SO nice to have his support!!) I still still a number of angles I missed -- but it was FUN! The sky in the painting I did is MUCH darker -- with hints of red and clouds that indicate the rain that was heading our way.